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Dec 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
tensions in syria with a surprising denial of president assad that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. >> brown: and censer michels reports on the discovery of a so called goldilocks planet. not too hold, not too cold, maybe just right to support life. >> it will be hard to learn too much more about the potentially habitable planets any time soon since it's 600 light years away. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's naur. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the secretary of health and human services has waded into the politically charged issue of birth control for younger girls. in a very pub
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Dec 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >> suarez: the carnage that has bloodied much of syria came home to the capital today. two bombs erupted in damascus, killing nearly four dozen people and wounding more than 150. we begin with a report narrated by inigo gilmore of independent television news. >> reporter: one of the bomb blasts left this huge crater in the ground. the tangled bodies of the dead were ferried away on stretchers, a doubly whammy in the heart of the capital damascus. the targets-- two buildings belonging to syria's security forces. >> ( translated ): i heard the explosion and saw many body parts. there were dead bodies all over the place. bodies of women and children in their cars. >> reporter: the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives. at least that's what the government claims. >> ( translated ): even before >> reporter: even before the dust had settled, syria's state media seized on the attacks, saying they were further evidence of a threat from foreign linked armed gangs. within minutes, state tv were saying terrorists linked to al qaeda were responsible. at
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Dec 27, 2011 5:30pm PST
the arab league got a firsthand look today at open rebellion in syria. the arab officials journeyed to the battered city of homs, where the military pulled back and up to 70,000 protesters turned out. we begin our coverage with this report from independent television news, narrated by alex thomson. >> reporter: the arab league delegation, possibly all that now stands between syria and civil war, hearing it straight from the people of homz. they beg the observers to come to a district that has seen heavy fighting here. they're led by this man. and the observers seem to mean business. they went. they got here, too. "we want the president executed" they chant. tens of thousands gathered to protest here peacefully against the regime. the regime which had already pulled heavy armor out of the ancient city very publicly before the observers arrived. and after that, volleys of tear gas from the syrian army trying but failing to stop people reaching today's mass rally in town. >> we withdrew early but the rest of the time we're hidden in government buildings in the area. we feel very optimi
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Dec 16, 2011 11:00pm PST
and that right now we would all be focusing on the instability in syria. >> rose: where do you think it is today in a broad sense terms of its power to dominate 2012? >> the arab spring, charlie. >> rose: yes. >> yeah, we talked about this because you and i were together the night mubarak fell in tahrir square. one of the things i remember about being there th week in egypt is that some day i would love to design a journalism course just aut that week. because i don't remember if we talked about in in cairo, charlie but my rule in that week has been my rule ever since, is that whenever you see elephants fly, shut up and take notes. i felt like in cairo elephants were flying. we were seeing things, when everyone tells me the arab spring is going to be this, going to that be it is going to be wonderful, internal. you didn't see it coming, what makes you think you know where it's going, okay. shut up and take notes. and so that's really my overarching, you know, attitude right now, charlie. what strikes me is several people have pointed this out there was a saying after the russian revolution, demo
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Dec 26, 2011 6:30pm PST
to the "journal." i'm in berlin. >> welcome. >> these are our headlines this hour. >> renewed violence in syria as arab league observers are due to start their mission. >> bope ben direct iv condemns attacks on christians in nigh -- nigeria. >> the first 50 arab league observers have reportedly arrived in damascus. the observers could be headed to homes on tuesday. the city has been a stronghold of resistance to alassad's regime. they have traveled to the country to monitor whether syria has implemented a peace plan. >> one of the things are the observers are going to check is whether the syrian government is pulling tanks out of cities. but unverified video posted online says it shows the army firing on civilians on monday. activists say at least 23 people were killed, when the arab league observers start work, they'll offer the first official outside version of events. >> we're not going to give our opinions, but rather to report information about the extent to will the syrian government has implemented their obligations. have armed personnel been evacuated from streets? has syria paved the w
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Dec 15, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >> woodruff: margaret warner updates the rising death toll and allegations of human rights abuses in syria. >> brown: miles o'brien has the story of scientists growing tissue to repair or replace human organs. >> here they are using-- pig bladders to help grow human muscle, that's right, pig bladders, turns out they are a good source of a fundamental biological building block known as the extra cellular matrix. >> and ray suarez talks to david margoulic about two women whose lives were changed by a photographic from the civil war era. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> intelligent computing technology is making its way into everything from cars to retail signs to hospitals; creating new enriching experiences. through intel's philosophy of investing for the future, we're helping to bring these new capabilities to market. we're investing billions of dollars in r&d around the globe to help create the technologies that we hope will be the heart of tomorrow's innovations. i believe that by investing today in technologi
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Dec 14, 2011 11:00pm PST
in places like tunisia and egypt and libya, syria, this is not risking getting pepper spray order tear gassed only but risking livelihood and live and death. >> there's a difference of what happens in the west and the east and we'll get to that but everybody is taking risks and the folks there are risking their lives to have governments like we have here which the people here are protest whh is is one of the ironies of this t also one of the this that connects them both. >> charlie: when someone suggests oyou thought of this as the ultimate choice say like kurt said, did it overwhelm you where you cannot think of anything else. >> we start thinking about this halfway through the year and at the halfway point of the year we were talki abouthe arab spring and how revolutionary that was and how world historical that was buts it became contagious as this idea spread to europe and elsewhere in the middle east it seemed to me a much larger phenomenon of people fed up and frustrad b also people who want more democracy in the arab world they want democracy, here they want democracy to be more
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Dec 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
of the f.a.a.in 2009. at least 50 people were killed in syria in the last 24 hours, in violence bween rival muslim factions. activists said it happened in the city of homs overnight, after a spate of kidnappings earlier on monday. amateur video showed victims lying injured in the streets before being taken away for treatment. the violence pitted members of president bashar assad's minority alawite shi-ites against the majority sunnis. also today, assad received public support from sheikh hassan nasrallah, the leader of hezbollah in neighboring lebanon. >> we support the reforms in syria, and we stand with the regime against the resistance movement. there are some people who do not want reform, security and stability in syria. and neither civil peace nor dialogue. there are people who want to destroy syria, to make up for their defeat in iraq. and syria is a partner in defeating the americans in iraq. >> sreenivasan: the syrian government has come under growing pressure from new sanctions imposed by the u.s., the european union and the arab league. and in egypt, the leader of the muslim brot
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Dec 12, 2011 5:30pm PST
. on syria, the obama administration has called for president bashar al-assad to step down over his government's violent crackdown on the opposition. iraq has yet to advocate any strong action against assad. >> even if there are tactical disagreements between iraq and the united states at this point in how to deal with syria, i have absolutely no doubt that these decisions are being made based on what prime minister maliki believes is best for iraq. >> brown: the president likewise played down concerns that iran's influence over iraq is growing. >> his interest is maintaining iraqi sovereignty, and preventing meddling by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe him. >> brown: the leaders went on to meanwhile, in iraq today a sign of the times. u.s. troops handed over another major base to iraqi forces, this one located south of baghdad in hilla. >> i am happy for the iraqi people, that they are able to secure themselves and are looking at their best interests. i am also very happy that we are upholding the security agreement and leaving on time. >> brown: in fact, the current schedule
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Dec 30, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >> sreenivasan: an outpouring of antigovernment protesters filled cities across syria today. it marked a new challenge to president bashar al-assad. the opposition reported as my as 20,000 people turned out in iblid and hama, and there were many thousands more in homes, douma, and daraa. troops gunned down at least 22 people. we have a report narrated by andy davies of independent television news. >> reporter: homs, in the northwest syria this morning, some are now calling this the martyr city, given the numbers killed here in recent months. in front of the camera reads the message, "this is the friday for marching towards the squares of freedom." and so they did, gathering in their thousands in the city's main square, significantly, for the first time in months. across syria, the opposition movement rallied its support base following friday prayers. hundreds of thousands reportedly took to the streets. emboldened, perhaps, by the recent arrival of arab league monitors in the country. it's intended as a statement to those observers, raging violence will not quell this uprising. this footage
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Dec 14, 2011 4:30pm PST
about turmoil in north africa. >> egypt, syria, yemen-- all three of which have some oil production, but they also have much greater ramification-- instability there has much greater ramification across their neighbors. >> reporter: given the tug of war in the marketplace, many experts think energy prices will remain volatile. this time of year also tends to be a low-volume market as traders close their books and head out on vacation. erika miller, "nightly business report," new york. >> tom: still ahead, avon's calling for a new c.e.o. the struggling door-to-door cosmetics retailer separates the roles of its chairman and c.e.o. from another round of stress tests to rules on banks trading with their own money, 2012 is shaping up to be another year of new rules and new pressures for banks. kelly king is the chairman and c.e.o. of bb&t. he joins us from winston-salem north carolina. happy holidays to you, sir nice to see you again. >> thank you tom happy holidays to you as well. >> tom: as you look at the new regulatory environment continuing to take shape in 2012, how about the busin
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Dec 12, 2011 11:00pm PST
? >> just in the green room i was listening to your previous guests talking about what's happening in syria and afghanistan and the see ya/sunni split is dramatized and still alive in shakespeare's work live in an england ill shaking with the reformation between the new protestant rulers have more or le illegalized catlicism which was the religion for ages in britain and that conflict runs through shakespeare's work like a print in rock. >> rose: you also said once that to say... for people to say if it's not in the next it's not teibly creative. >> i think the text has always goto be the starting point. partly because one of the... >> rose: all t text? >> one of them... one of the most important bits of magic about shakespeare is that he was he was writing... before print real took over he himself spelt h name probably about 15 different ways, let alone all the other words in his work. we've got very little manuscript of his. but his spelling is appalling. what was regular, what he knew about was the sound of words, the embodied quality of the words. so his text is not meant to be read. yo
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Dec 19, 2011 5:30pm PST
to accept arab observers, part of an effort to stop mounting bloodshed. officials from syria and the arab league took part in a ceremony today in cairo, egypt. it lets observers in for one month, with the option of extending that stay. in damascus, the syrian foreign minister insisted the regime is serious and not just stalling for time. >> we would not have signed the protocol unless our amendments on it had been adopted no matter what the circumstances were. but after applying those amendments and since we are seeking a political solution to this crisis as soon as possible, along with their partnership, i can now say that the signing of the protocol is the beginning of cooperation between us and the arab league. >> sreenivasan: the announcement came on a day when activists said up to 70 soldiers were gunned down by government troops as they tried to desert near the turkish border. at least 30 other people died in attacks elsewhere. it continued a wave of street violence that churned over the weekend. protest leaders said at least 21 people were killed on sunday as troops and rebels foug
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Dec 26, 2011 5:30pm PST
. the arab league sent monitors into syria today, even as the opposition reported new killings. amateur video showed government tanks firing shells in the city of homs. activists also reported machine gun and mortar fire, and said 23 people were killed. the opposition says government forces have killed 275 civilians in the last week. fighting between soldiers and army defectors has claimed another 150 lives. a government report in japan today depicted a cascade of confusion and mistakes after an earthquake and tsunami overwhelmed a nuclear plant. the fukushima dai-ichi nuclear reactor lost power and cooling when its backup generators were destroyed. that triggered core meltdowns, radiation leaks, and hydrogen explosions. the interim report concluded that plant workers had not been trained to handle such a crisis. it also found the government delayed giving full accounts of how bad things were, and how much radiation was being released. the military had little public reaction today after computer hackers claimed they stole the confidential client list of stratfor, a security firm. its clients
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Dec 29, 2011 5:30pm PST
't think the monitors are being given proper access to assess what's going on in syria and the death toll keeps rising. >> sreenivasan: the syrian opposition claimed at least 26 people were killed nationwide today. kim jong un was officially declared north korea's new supreme leader today. the announcement came at a massive public memorial service for his late father kim jong-il who died of a heart attack nearly two weeks ago. huge crowds turned out in pyongyang's main square for the ceremonies. kim jong un who is in his late twenties looked on from a nearby balcony, along with top party and military officials. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: one of the main issues of the election season under way is the sluggish state of the economy. things are not nearly as bleak as they were at the depths of the recession. but for many americans, it's going to be a long road back to financial health, and the kind of prospects they once believed they had. "newshour" economics correspondent paul solman saw this extensively in his coverage of the past year, part of
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Dec 18, 2011 8:30am PST
case, a young man from syria. >> yeah. >> hinojosa: and the show... i mean, the film stars also the actor from six feet under... >> richard jenkins. >> hinojosa: ...who everybody, again, don't know his name, but you remember him. >> i'm the new richard jenkins. you were saying like, nobody, like... >> hinojosa: ( laughing ) >> ...recognized me-- it's like, "i know this guy." that's how richard jenkins is. for 40 years, he's had this amazing career where he played these beautiful supporting roles. i mean, did a phenomenal job with everything, and that was his first lead role. and it was just... >> hinojosa: so because people are going to be like, "wait a second," they don't know richard jenkins. so richard jenkins on six feet under played the... >> he played the husband who was a ghost. he died and then he was like the ghost, he keeps coming back. >> hinojosa: but everybody knows his face. like you, there are a lot of... you know, when i saw your name i was like, "haaz sleiman-- don't know the name," but the second i read what you were doing, i was like, "oh, i know exactly who i
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Dec 25, 2011 10:00am PST
square. in syria protesters were met with a brutal crackdown from government forces. american religious leaders debated the morality of military intervention in libya. some said u.s. participation in the nato action was justified on humanitarian grounds, but others argued it did not meet the criteria of the just war doctrine. the killings of osama bin laden and extremist u.s. ignited debate. there was debate about the growing u.s. use of weaponized, unmanned drones. american religious groups were divided over the palestinian requests for official u.n. recognition as a state. many opposed the statehood bid, but some christian groups supported the idea saying it was time for palestinians to have their own state. the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks prompted new examination of the state of interfaith relations. many muslim americans claimed of a continuing rise of anti-islamic discrimination. peter king sponsored hearings on what he called the radicalization of american muslims. there was acrimonious debate in several communities over proposed bans again sharia or islamic law. at the
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Nov 30, 2011 11:00pm PST
to happen in syria. >> so these uprisings that caught everybody by surprise, are a reality that we have to de with. and there are two things that can happen. one is that you can be sure that there are people hard at work and to make sure they don't tu out the way the demonstrators want. in fact, if they can create a whole group of little irans all over the place that's what they want we need to be awe of what' going on. secondly, we need to think much hard about what our response is in order to shape the environment, to make the outcome be favorable. and for the first time in 60 years, it's not about sending them the six fleets or the marines or the air force or army or special forces. it's about providing them with economic assistance and training and coaching on how you can reshape your economy. how you can live, how a government can end up in more transparent way respt of human rights and be the government of these visionaries are trying to shape. and it's extremely important that it come out as close as possible thaway. now with a lot of people that i talked to, it said that you kno
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Dec 22, 2011 11:00pm PST
-- and still ha the paper-- moving to syria. because i said i was moving back to sarajevo. so i think it's very, very important that the film was made and important also for us because i feel this is maybe even the first time that the bosnian people have been given the opportunity to let the world know what really happened at the same time keeping their dignity which we did have during the war. >> someone from my country... before that, i must tell you i had a fewoffers to play in films, american films about bosnian war. i never... >> rose: so what was it about this one? was it her or was it the script or was it... >> of course script. i loved angelina as an actress. >> rose: yes, i know. >> but it was script. when she's sending me this i really fell in love with this beautiful story i think she reached... i like to say she reachesome depth of greek tragedy with this story and it's amazing. but somehow i was only one who didn't see till... see the film until yesterday. rose: you s that right? you hadn't seen it? >> and i must say i was really impressed. i loved it so much. >> as effective as yo
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Dec 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
.n.'s top human rights official concluded today that syria has plunged into a civil war. navi pillay said the death toll may be far higher than the official figure of 4,000 killed since the syrian uprising began, eight months ago. also today, the u.s., the european union and the arab league imposed additional sanctions on a dozen leading syrians and eleven syrian companies. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: hillary clinton in burma-- a country not seen by a u.s. secretary of state in more than 50 years. margaret warner has the story. >> warner: secretary clinton is spending three days in the isolated nation. "washington post" correspondent willian juan who is traveling with her joins us by phone. william, thanks for being with us. relations between the u.s. and the military regime in burma have been in a deep freeze for a couple of decades. how is secretary clinton being received? >> she's been received well. she is the first u.s. official ever to set foot in the presidential palace, this ornate, somewhat gaudy mansion that looks like it's built f
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Dec 2, 2011 5:30pm PST
violence raged across syria today. activists said at least nine people died and dozens were wounded. the worst of it was around a town near the border with lebanon. explosions and heavy gunfire there lasted for more than six hours. at the same time, members of the syrian uprising reported that, in november alone, at least 950 people were killed, the deadliest month yet. large sections of the american west were picking up today from a violent wind storm on thursday. hundreds of buildings were damaged, and several cities declared emergencies. on utah highways, 18-wheeler trucks were tossed like toys. debris flew at upward of 100 miles an hour in some places across southwest. surfers took advantage to ride virtually-unheard-of windblown waves on northern california's lake tahoe. and everywhere, large trees snapped and splintered... >> we couldn't even get out. we had to crawl through trees. we thought it was going to come through the house. >> holman: high winds are a late fall fixture for parts of california and the baja peninsula, but thursday's big blow was once-in-a-decade. a stron
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Dec 13, 2011 5:30pm PST
to close at 2579. at least 28 people were killed in violence across syria today. in one incident, antigovernment activists said security opened fire on a funeral procession near the turkish border. and a syrian human rights group reported an american-born syrian blogger, razan ghazzawi, has been charged with spreading false information and trying to weaken national sentiment. in belgium, a man armed with grenades and an assault rifle launched a deadly assault on holiday shoppers in the city of liege. all told, four people died, and more than 120 were wounded. we have a report from martin geissler of independent television news. >> reporter: without any warning or obvious motive, 32-year-old created mayhem in this belgian marketplace today. from a vantage point above the shoppers he threw at least three grenades and opened fire with automatic weapons before turning a gun on himself. two teenagers and a pensioner were killed. a two-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital tonight. others are receiving treatment for their injuries. eyewitnesses spoke of the chaos that unfo
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Dec 21, 2011 5:30pm PST
called maliki and urged him to resolve the crisis. in syria, dissidents reported government forces killed more than 100 people on tuesday in an organized massacre. the activists said a village in idlib province was surrounded and then blasted by rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire. and more scenes of violence unfolded elsewhere. amateur video showed a man hit by random sniper fire while driving his car in homs. and pro-government gunmen patrolled neighborhoods around damascus. five nato troops-- all of them polish-- were killed in a roadside bombing in afghanistan today. the soldiers were in a convoy headed to a meeting in eastern ghazni province when the bomb went off. it was the deadliest single attack ever involving poland's 2,600 troops in afghanistan. eight u.s. army soldiers have been charged in the apparent suicide of a fellow soldier in afghanistan. private danny chen was found dead in a guard tower in october. the army said it appeared he shot himself. the charges announced today ranged from dereliction of duty to negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter. supporters of
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Dec 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
turmoil erupted across syria today, as the presence of arab league peace monitors failed to stop the violence. activists reported security forces killed at least six people in the city of hama and there was word of new shootings in homs, as well. we have a report narrated by cordelia lynch of "independent television news." >> reporter: gunfire on the streets of hama as the army shoots at demonstrators. "freedom will be forever," they cry as teargas is thrown at them. closeby in homs, the monitors sent to observe are forced to dodge bullets. shortly after, their leader stated nothing frightening was happening there. but in the same city they're led as they step outside a clear view of the tanks so publicly withdrawn. yet, the protesters keen to peacefully demonstrate have little faith in the ability of the observers. >> ( translated ): we could not go to the square to demstrate because the army was shooting at us. where are the monitors. in my opinion, it's better for them to pack their bags and go back home. >> reporter: but they may be leaving the beginnings of a civil war. thes
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